Hi, I haven't been here in a while. I've been frustrated with how things are going, and pre-occupied with trying to move to Southern California, looking for a job there, etc.
I have learned some things about the itching I mentioned in an earlier post. There are at least two issues. First it appears I can't eat things with a high glycemic load, it causes me to itch. It has been an adventure (NOT) trying to find things to eat. The second is a condition called Dermatographism... literally "skin writing". Touch, friction (scratching) or pressure causes red itchy, burning welts. You can use a firm object and write on your skin. A red welt will then appear in the shape you have written, drawn, scratched, pressure from purse straps, plastic grocery bags, etc. Sooo, when I eat foods that cause me to itch, the other one kicks in and more itching occurs. Sigh.
It looks like the things I am left with to eat are, fortunately, good for you. The things I can't eat are not so great for you...refined carbohydrates. Haha, I guess I am being forced to eat healthier.
If anyone reads this, I hope you are doing well and succeeding. I think of you often. Take care.